Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha ATS-1070 review

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Samsung HW-Q80R
vs
Yamaha ATS-1070

The present review is aimed to compare two soundbars - Samsung HW-Q80R vs Yamaha ATS-1070 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers. Based on our rating, HW-Q80R has a total rating of 6.8 out of 10 versus 6 for ATS-1070. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, source and input, mute, volume down, volume up, power, respectively.

Audio features

Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-Q80R has 5.1.2 versus 2.0 for the Yamaha ATS-1070. The output power is different and equal to 372 (overall) W for the HW-Q80R versus 60 W for the ATS-1070. Only the Yamaha ATS-1070 has a built-in subwoofer. The Samsung HW-Q80R got our rating of 8 out of 10, and the Yamaha ATS-1070 6 for its audio features and specs. Only the ATS-1070 supports Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars.

Connectivity

Only the Samsung HW-Q80R can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Samsung HW-Q80R has 2/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 1/0 of the Yamaha ATS-1070. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. For connectivity, the HW-Q80R received a rating of 7/10 versus 6/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. A built-in microphone is present only on the HW-Q80R. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.

Multichannel surround

Only the HW-Q80R has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-Q80R. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-Q80R got a rating of 7, and Yamaha ATS-1070 4 out of 10.

Advantages Samsung HW-Q80R over Yamaha ATS-1070

  • WI-FI enabled
  • Microphone
  • Compatible with Dolby Atmos
  • Compatible with DTS:X

Advantages Yamaha ATS-1070 over Samsung HW-Q80R

  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Google Play Music compatible
  • Amazon Music compatible

Soundbars comparison chart

Overall
Samsung HW-Q80R
6.8
Yamaha ATS-1070
6
8
5
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Common

Product

Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha ATS-1070

Model

HW-Q80R
ATS-1070

Brand

Samsung
Yamaha

Reviews

1393
0

General

Placement type

table-top, wall-mountable
table-top, wall-mountable

Connection to source

wired, wireless
wired, wireless

Soundbar buttons

power, volume down, volume up, source
input, mute, volume down, volume up, power

Audio features

Built-in channels

5.1.2
2.0

Amplification type

active
active

Output power, W

372 (overall)
60

Separate speaker (in package)

0
0

Separate speaker connections

wireless
wired

Subwoofer

Built-in subwoofer

Separate subwoofer (in package)

1
0

Separate subwoofer connections

wireless
has not

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Google Play Music

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

has not
Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast

Connectivity

WI-FI

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

NFC

HDMI input/output

2/1
1/0

HDMI ARC

Optical digital input/output

1/0
1/0

USB

1 (USB 2.0)

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Analog audio input/output (RCA)

0/0
1/0

Headphone output

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Features

Voice control

Amazon Alexa

App control

Microphone

Remote control

Multi-room

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Digital

Dolby Pro Logic II

DTS:X

DTS Virtual:X

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size (Wx H x D), cm/in

122.4 x 8.1 x 13.4/48.2 x 3.2 x 5.3
88.9 x 5.1 x 12.7/35 x 2.1 x 5.1

Weight, kg/pounds

8.7/19.4
3.1/7.5
Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha ATS-1070
Samsung HW-Q80R
Yamaha ATS-1070

Soundbars SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.8
  • 6
  • 6.8Samsung HW-Q80R
  • 6Yamaha ATS-1070

The Samsung HW-Q80R is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-Q80R price